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Institutional Reforms and Poverty Alleviation in West Bengal

Institutional Reforms and Poverty Alleviation in West Bengal

in West Bengal Biplab Dasgupta West Bengal, a very poor and very rural state, has vastly improved its relative position on a broad range of economic, social and rural indicators. Land reforms, the development of panchayats and implementation of poverty alleviation programmes through them, and political mobilisation of the rural poor, are the distinguishing features of development since 1977 which account for this progress. However, the state continues to be backward on certain fronts such as cooperatives and PDS development.

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